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  • Viola Isabel Miller Geiger

    Viola Isabel Miller Geiger passed peacefully into the Lord's arms on November 7, 2012 at the age of 94. She was born Dec. 17, 1917 in Northampton, PA to Roy and Edna Miller.  After graduating from high school, she worked for a dentist and then held...
  • City manager, clerk raises on Tuesday agenda

    Raises for two of Newport Beach's top city administrators, another round of proposed tidelands rent increases and a discussion of city employee compensations are on Tuesday night's jam-packed council meeting agenda. The council will vote on a 3% raise...
  • A Word, Please: Smartypants scores one for grammar

    You know how grammar buffs can be a little, well, difficult to be around? Judgmental? Quick to correct? And you know how even when they're being quiet you can almost hear the unspoken criticisms seeping through their pores? Well, this grammar buff is...
  • Righeimer: I'll propose calling off the layoffs

    Righeimer: I'll propose calling off the layoffs
    Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer said Monday that he plans to propose canceling the layoffs of some 200 city employees during Tuesday's City Council meeting. He expressed a desire to work alongside the employee associations to see where...
  • Righeimer proposes rescinding layoffs

    The driving force behind Costa Mesa's sweeping austerity measure to lay off city workers called for guidance Tuesday night in rescinding the move. Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer asked city CEO Tom Hatch at the City Council meeting about the next steps...
  • Commentary: The return of supply-side economics

    The Great Recession was primarily caused by the collapse in economic demand as 80 million baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 moved out of their peak spending years in their mid-30s to mid-50s and into retirement in their late 50s and early 60s....
  • State court denies Costa Mesa's outsourcing appeal

    The California Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a petition to hear Costa Mesa's appeal on an injunction barring its outsourcing plan, court records show. Both labor and city leaders predict the decision will have wide ranging implications for the state'...
  • Commentary: Charter government suits Costa Mesa's personality

    Democracy and sausage-making have often been "linked" (sorry) as really ugly processes that produce good things. But having just passed through one of the nastiest local election cycles I can remember, I'm not feeling the parity between the two anymore....
  • Community & Clubs: A tuneful Christmas celebration

    Christmas has inspired great music from many of the world's great composers. So, as angels heralded the first Christmas, the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant will present a program of great selections performed by the choir, the Da Capo Orchestra,...
  • Council withdraws layoff notices

    The Costa Mesa City Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to allow city staff to begin rescinding the remaining 70 layoff notices that, when first called for in March 2011, amounted to 213, or about half the city's workforce. Jim Righeimer, who was...
  • A Word, Please: Break the boredom with a quick test

    As the holiday season drags on and workplace productivity grinds to a halt, you may find yourself running out of ways to waste time at the office. And once paper-clip sculptures, baiting Donald Trump on Twitter and gossiping about a certain co-worker's...
  • Judge dissolves injunction that blocked Costa Mesa layoffs

    With the dissolution this week of a preliminary injunction, Costa Mesa is one step closer to clearing the political battlefield that emerged when the City Council agreed to explore outsourcing city services. Orange County Superior Court Judge Luis A....